VLC/ Image resize in Photoshop

Open VLC


From the File Menu choose Open File… and select your video. You will want to have an HD or high definition video clip.


 The video clip will open. Advance to the frame you’d like to capture (Note: the “e” key will advance forward a frame at a time).




From the Video menu, select Snapshot, or use the keyboard shortcut Option-Command-s.  The snapshot (still frame) will be automatically saved to the Pictures folder. 


Open Photoshop


From the File Menu choose Open File…and select the still image in the Pictures folder. You can look for a file with the name “vlcsnap…” or sort in list view by “date added” to see the most recent added file.


With the image open, go to Image >Image Size… in the top menu.


By default the DPI/PPI will be set to 72, which is screen resolution. The Width and Height should be very large.


Change the resolution to 600. You will see at the top that the Image Size has increased from 5.99 to 415.8 MB – that’s because Photoshop is resampling to add pixels.


Uncheck the Resample box to return to 5.99 MB Image Size. Click on OK to save.



Now in the top menu, go to File>Export>Export As…  In the dialog, select Format: PNG and click on “Export All"



You will be prompted to name your file. Then click on Export.


You can go back to the Export As dialog, if you want to provide another format such as JPEG.